Turning faith into action for peace

CPT builds partnerships to transform violence and oppression.

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Inclusive, multi-faith, spiritually guided peacemaking. We approach injustice from a spirit of faith and compassion.

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CPT accompanies and supports our partners in their local peacemaking work in situations of violent oppression.

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Committed to undoing the structures of oppression that feed violence, both in society and within our organization.

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Second Sunday in Advent: The Light of Lasting Peace

8 December 2018
Aklima speaks to a CPTer about the impacts of cross-border bombings on her village. Peace is a hard thing to write about.  I think it is currently experienced in fleeting, single-frame moments, in Iraqi Kurdistan just as in most of the the world. I see these single frames of peace in our partners’ stories.

BORDERLANDS: Severed families and short attention spans

8 December 2018
Severed families and short attention spans   It’s just wrong… separating children from their family.  It’s just wrong… abusing the most vulnerable to make a political point, or to further a hateful policy.

CALL TO ACTION FOR MIGRANT JUSTICE

5 December 2018
CPT encourages members and supporters to join the “Love Knows No Borders” week of action for migrant justice organized by American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). The week of action begins on December 10, International Human Rights Day, and ends on December 18, International Migrant’s Day.  

COLOMBIA POEM: We Are Like YOU

4 December 2018
How much pain have we had to endure // How much pain will we have to endure // If, for the sake of losing, we have lost everything, even life. // If, for the sake of winning, we have won everything, even a life.
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Colombia

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Accompanying small farming and mining communities caught in the crossfire of decades of war and, more recently, hyper-development. Partnering with local human rights organizations. Highlighting the effects of a conflict that has permeated urban social structures through organized crime, trafficking, and displacement from rural areas.

Iraqi Kurdistan

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Partnering with mountain village and shepherd communities that peacefully resist displacement and destruction caused by cross-border military operations. Accompanying human rights defenders and civil initiatives standing against oppression. Documenting impacts of violence on civilians and advocating locally and internationally for change.

Palestine

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Supporting Palestinian-led, nonviolent, grassroots resistance to the Israeli occupation and the unjust structures that uphold it. Documenting human rights violations in occupied Palestine. Partnering with local Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers and educating the international community to help create a space for justice and peace.

Indigenous Peoples Solidarity

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Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Working in Turtle Island (North America), primarily Southern Manitoba and Northern Ontario, Canada as an ally to Indigenous rights groups. Accompanying and supporting land defenders. Standing in solidarity with and advocating for Indigenous communities as they work toward healing, resisting colonialism, and struggling for sovereignty. Engaging faith communities and settlers in solidarity work.

CPT Europe: Lesvos

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A CPT Europe Regional Program. Partnering with local and international organizations committed to solidarity with refugees who are nonviolently defending their human rights. Reporting on the inhumane living situations in the military-run refugee camp Moria. Accompany refugees in nonviolent protests against unfair treatment. Monitoring vessels on the Aegean Sea, and welcoming refugees as they newly arrive on Lesvos after the perilous crossing.